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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 26 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
26 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 28 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 15,203 7,537 6,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 9.25% 8.13% 6.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.73% 8.70% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,448 5,364 5,140
10th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £68,250 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £93,750 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,289 86,635 85,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.05% 93.44% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 81,779 64,194 68,407
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £44,750 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +5.56%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 26 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 26 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -1 12,329 £75,000 +7.14% 1,171
London -1 8,867 £85,000 +6.25% 673
Work from Home 0 6,827 £70,404 +8.31% 680
UK excluding London -12 3,698 £60,000 +9.09% 555
South East -21 1,112 £70,000 +16.67% 131
North of England +11 1,066 £57,500 +9.52% 169
North West +12 712 £57,500 +15.00% 109
Midlands -15 467 £60,000 +9.09% 88
Scotland -8 361 £61,250 +15.57% 51
South West -37 351 £57,500 +4.55% 52
Yorkshire +38 296 £60,000 +9.09% 39
West Midlands -15 273 £60,000 - 61
East of England -16 256 £70,000 +7.69% 52
East Midlands -4 194 £60,000 +20.00% 27
Wales -21 88 £65,000 +44.44% 8
North East -41 59 £52,500 +5.00% 21
Northern Ireland -12 25 £52,500 - 7

For the 6 months to 26 May 2022, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 9,033 (59.42%) Agile
2 7,483 (49.22%) AWS
3 6,574 (43.24%) Java
4 6,397 (42.08%) Software Engineering
5 6,086 (40.03%) Kubernetes
6 5,951 (39.14%) Docker
7 5,454 (35.87%) CI/CD
8 5,122 (33.69%) DevOps
9 4,963 (32.64%) JavaScript
10 4,923 (32.38%) Azure
11 4,671 (30.72%) React
12 4,610 (30.32%) Finance
13 3,944 (25.94%) TDD
14 3,747 (24.65%) SQL
15 3,720 (24.47%) Python
16 3,239 (21.31%) .NET
17 3,221 (21.19%) Spring
18 3,197 (21.03%) Social Skills
19 3,176 (20.89%) Git (software)
20 3,042 (20.01%) Node.js
21 3,028 (19.92%) Serverless
22 3,012 (19.81%) Test Automation
23 2,949 (19.40%) C#
24 2,941 (19.34%) GCP
25 2,911 (19.15%) Scrum
26 2,826 (18.59%) Full Stack Development
27 2,757 (18.13%) REST
28 2,639 (17.36%) NoSQL
29 2,629 (17.29%) RESTful
30 2,555 (16.81%) Mentoring

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 817 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
2 478 (3.14%) Confluence
3 472 (3.10%) Apache Spark
4 375 (2.47%) Apache
5 221 (1.45%) CMS
6 217 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 167 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
8 147 (0.97%) IIS
9 134 (0.88%) JBoss
10 132 (0.87%) nginx
11 124 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 76 (0.50%) Headless CMS
13 64 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
14 58 (0.38%) SharePoint
15 57 (0.37%) Tornado
16 54 (0.36%) WordPress
17 46 (0.30%) Apache Pulsar
18 42 (0.28%) Camunda
19 36 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 34 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (0.28%) Chatbot
3 37 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.099%) Sketch
8 11 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.053%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.053%) LaTeX
10 6 (0.039%) InVision
11 4 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.007%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.007%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 89 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 62 (0.41%) Shopify
3 49 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 41 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 32 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
5 32 (0.21%) Magento
6 17 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
7 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
9 10 (0.066%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 9 (0.059%) R3 Corda
10 9 (0.059%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.059%) SAP MDG
10 9 (0.059%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.039%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
11 6 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.026%) Odoo
13 3 (0.020%) NetSuite
13 3 (0.020%) SystmOne
14 2 (0.013%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7,483 (49.22%) AWS
2 4,923 (32.38%) Azure
3 3,028 (19.92%) Serverless
4 2,941 (19.34%) GCP
5 1,512 (9.95%) AWS Lambda
6 1,284 (8.45%) SaaS
7 1,253 (8.24%) GitHub
8 667 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
9 665 (4.37%) Amazon S3
10 603 (3.97%) OpenShift
11 593 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
12 576 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
12 576 (3.79%) PaaS
13 535 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
14 523 (3.44%) Cloud Functions
15 409 (2.69%) Amazon ECS
16 308 (2.03%) Amazon Kinesis
17 304 (2.00%) Datadog
18 287 (1.89%) Slack
19 279 (1.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 548 (3.60%) Internet
2 445 (2.93%) HTTP
3 168 (1.11%) Firewall
4 152 (1.00%) DNS
5 131 (0.86%) Broadband
6 103 (0.68%) TCP/IP
7 98 (0.64%) PPP
8 44 (0.29%) AMQP
9 43 (0.28%) MQTT
10 38 (0.25%) DHCP
10 38 (0.25%) VPN
11 30 (0.20%) Bluetooth
11 30 (0.20%) WebEx
12 29 (0.19%) NFC
13 26 (0.17%) SSL
14 25 (0.16%) WAN
15 24 (0.16%) FTP
16 22 (0.14%) ATM
17 18 (0.12%) HTTPS
17 18 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,639 (17.36%) NoSQL
2 2,297 (15.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1,738 (11.43%) Relational Database
4 1,655 (10.89%) MySQL
5 1,428 (9.39%) MongoDB
6 1,127 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 994 (6.54%) Redis
8 966 (6.35%) Big Data
9 838 (5.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 541 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 431 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
12 337 (2.22%) Amazon Aurora
13 322 (2.12%) BigQuery
14 313 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 276 (1.82%) Hadoop
16 230 (1.51%) Flink
17 178 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
18 161 (1.06%) Data Lake
19 160 (1.05%) Cloud Spanner
20 135 (0.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3,176 (20.89%) Git (software)
2 2,400 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 1,151 (7.57%) JIRA
4 1,038 (6.83%) Maven
5 816 (5.37%) Gradle
6 798 (5.25%) GitLab
7 788 (5.18%) JUnit
8 538 (3.54%) Mockito
9 533 (3.51%) Cypress.io
10 445 (2.93%) Cucumber
11 436 (2.87%) Selenium
12 397 (2.61%) Subversion
13 338 (2.22%) webpack
14 324 (2.13%) Bitbucket
15 282 (1.85%) Postman
16 273 (1.80%) TeamCity
17 253 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
18 251 (1.65%) CircleCI
19 224 (1.47%) Storybook
20 222 (1.46%) Ant
General
1 4,610 (30.32%) Finance
2 3,197 (21.03%) Social Skills
3 1,571 (10.33%) Banking
4 1,139 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
5 968 (6.37%) Retail
6 862 (5.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 814 (5.35%) Games
8 794 (5.22%) Manufacturing
9 629 (4.14%) Public Sector
10 550 (3.62%) Marketing
11 450 (2.96%) Legal
12 350 (2.30%) Law
13 304 (2.00%) Automotive
14 276 (1.82%) Telecoms
15 258 (1.70%) Financial Institution
16 247 (1.62%) Front Office
17 242 (1.59%) Back Office
18 187 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
19 163 (1.07%) Advertising
20 161 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5,469 (35.97%) Developer
2 3,734 (24.56%) Software Engineer
3 1,653 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 1,607 (10.57%) Senior Developer
5 1,521 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1,398 (9.20%) Java Engineer
7 1,309 (8.61%) Architect
8 853 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 836 (5.50%) .NET Developer
10 789 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 664 (4.37%) Software Developer
12 633 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
13 587 (3.86%) Senior Java Engineer
14 573 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
15 507 (3.33%) Java Software Engineer
16 504 (3.32%) Backend Developer
17 459 (3.02%) Lead Developer
18 409 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
19 391 (2.57%) C# Developer
20 365 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,671 (30.72%) React
2 3,239 (21.31%) .NET
3 3,221 (21.19%) Spring
4 3,042 (20.01%) Node.js
5 2,757 (18.13%) REST
6 2,629 (17.29%) RESTful
7 2,303 (15.15%) Kafka
8 2,260 (14.87%) Spring Boot
9 2,185 (14.37%) AngularJS
10 1,923 (12.65%) CSS
11 1,903 (12.52%) HTML
12 1,385 (9.11%) .NET Core
13 1,071 (7.04%) RabbitMQ
14 1,036 (6.81%) GraphQL
15 919 (6.04%) Vue.js
16 858 (5.64%) ASP.NET
17 804 (5.29%) .NET Framework
18 785 (5.16%) Web Services
19 775 (5.10%) JSON
20 653 (4.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1,336 (8.79%) Cloud Native
2 1,198 (7.88%) User Experience
3 1,128 (7.42%) Algorithms
4 985 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
5 979 (6.44%) Data Structures
6 660 (4.34%) Mobile App
7 650 (4.28%) Life Science
8 539 (3.55%) Public Cloud
9 513 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
10 482 (3.17%) Virtual Team
11 354 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
12 351 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
13 350 (2.30%) Blog
14 319 (2.10%) Blockchain
15 258 (1.70%) Derivative
16 252 (1.66%) Legacy Systems
17 246 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 236 (1.55%) Hedge funds
19 229 (1.51%) Equities
20 212 (1.39%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 1,535 (10.10%) Linux
2 629 (4.14%) Unix
3 581 (3.82%) Windows
4 391 (2.57%) Android
5 348 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 143 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 68 (0.45%) VMS
8 53 (0.35%) Mac OS X
8 53 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (0.34%) Mesosphere
10 46 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 43 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 31 (0.20%) CentOS
13 14 (0.092%) Alpine Linux
13 14 (0.092%) Debian
14 13 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
14 13 (0.086%) Kali Linux
15 12 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.059%) CoreOS
17 8 (0.053%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,033 (59.42%) Agile
2 6,397 (42.08%) Software Engineering
3 5,454 (35.87%) CI/CD
4 5,122 (33.69%) DevOps
5 3,944 (25.94%) TDD
6 3,012 (19.81%) Test Automation
7 2,911 (19.15%) Scrum
8 2,826 (18.59%) Full Stack Development
9 2,555 (16.81%) Mentoring
10 2,212 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
11 2,099 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
12 1,843 (12.12%) Event-Driven
13 1,823 (11.99%) BDD
14 1,640 (10.79%) Fintech
15 1,560 (10.26%) Coaching
16 1,547 (10.18%) SDLC
17 1,499 (9.86%) Open Source
18 1,484 (9.76%) Machine Learning
19 1,477 (9.72%) Computer Science
20 1,357 (8.93%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6,574 (43.24%) Java
2 4,963 (32.64%) JavaScript
3 3,747 (24.65%) SQL
4 3,720 (24.47%) Python
5 2,949 (19.40%) C#
6 2,516 (16.55%) TypeScript
7 1,122 (7.38%) Go
8 807 (5.31%) PHP
9 756 (4.97%) Kotlin
10 697 (4.58%) Ruby
11 565 (3.72%) Scala
12 533 (3.51%) PowerShell
13 454 (2.99%) C++
14 390 (2.57%) ES6
15 389 (2.56%) Bash
16 384 (2.53%) Shell Script
17 279 (1.84%) Perl
18 276 (1.82%) C
19 265 (1.74%) Rust
20 227 (1.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,622 (10.67%) Degree
2 736 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 317 (2.09%) Security Cleared
4 292 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 178 (1.17%) Master's Degree
6 156 (1.03%) AWS Certification
7 89 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
8 84 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 78 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
11 41 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 35 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 30 (0.20%) PhD
15 27 (0.18%) CISSP
16 26 (0.17%) DV Cleared
16 26 (0.17%) ISEB
17 22 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 22 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
18 19 (0.12%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,402 (9.22%) QA
2 216 (1.42%) Accessibility
3 121 (0.80%) GDPR
4 89 (0.59%) SLA
5 88 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 71 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 49 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 46 (0.30%) NIST
9 28 (0.18%) IEC 62304
9 28 (0.18%) ISO 13485
10 22 (0.14%) IASME
10 22 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 20 (0.13%) WCAG
12 19 (0.12%) PMO
13 16 (0.11%) GRC
14 15 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 13 (0.086%) SOC 1
15 13 (0.086%) SOC 2
16 12 (0.079%) SEPA
17 10 (0.066%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 5,951 (39.14%) Docker
2 127 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 105 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 72 (0.47%) ISA Server
6 57 (0.37%) Active Directory
7 31 (0.20%) HDFS
8 25 (0.16%) KVM
9 16 (0.11%) Xen
10 13 (0.086%) Hyper-V
11 12 (0.079%) Firmware
11 12 (0.079%) vSphere
12 11 (0.072%) LXC
13 10 (0.066%) NFS
14 9 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (0.053%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.053%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.039%) Postfix
17 5 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6,086 (40.03%) Kubernetes
2 2,185 (14.37%) Terraform
3 942 (6.20%) Ansible
4 524 (3.45%) Grafana
5 479 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
6 476 (3.13%) Puppet
7 462 (3.04%) Prometheus
8 203 (1.34%) Istio
9 181 (1.19%) Kibana
10 153 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
11 102 (0.67%) logstash
12 99 (0.65%) Consul
13 80 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
14 61 (0.40%) ZABBIX
15 56 (0.37%) Rancher
16 52 (0.34%) Automic
17 43 (0.28%) Opsgenie
18 36 (0.24%) MIIS
19 33 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
20 32 (0.21%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,877 (12.35%) Google
2 1,674 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 730 (4.80%) Oracle
4 308 (2.03%) Splunk
5 245 (1.61%) Twitter
6 222 (1.46%) New Relic
7 156 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 146 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 142 (0.93%) VMware
10 128 (0.84%) Atlassian
11 107 (0.70%) Samsung
11 107 (0.70%) SAP
12 102 (0.67%) IBM
13 97 (0.64%) Spotify
14 95 (0.62%) AppDynamics
15 86 (0.57%) LexisNexis
16 79 (0.52%) Apple
17 74 (0.49%) MuleSoft
18 73 (0.48%) Cisco
18 73 (0.48%) Dynatrace